The first step to Organizing your space, Clear the Clutter!
Are you ready for a fresh start? Do you want to clear the clutter in your life, house, and car? let me give you a few tips, tricks and secrets to help get you motivated this year. I will be focusing on each spot in your house this year and teaching you how you can create the beautifully organized home of your dreams. It’s going to take some time to get these habits ingrained into your life but once you do you will love the results of living your best life. I’ll be with you every step of the way so let’s get started with the hardest and most important step because you Can’t Organize Clutter!
1. Remove the overwhelm.
Sometimes in our need for perfectionism, the idea of organizing can feel very overwhelming. This can lead to complete overwhelm. To power, through this stage, you need to focus on things that will be staying. This will reduce the psychological burden of your clear the clutter task. Things that stay are the best of the best and that is positive, you always need to focus on the positive when you clear the clutter.
2. Give every item its own place.
Everything you have in your space should have a place in your home. If you need batteries you know you can always find them in the laundry room. Label the destination if it will help you stay clutter-free and organized. This might be a great time to get some good storage containers so that all your things can be contained. You don’t need to spend much money a contact coved box from Costco can work just as well to contain your things.
3. Don’t acquire; make a trade.
When bringing new items into your home, think about getting rid of something you know longer need or use. This can help cut down on all of the items that can pile up in your home. I like to do this in my closet. If I buy a new top I must get rid of something in that closet, a pair of shoes or an old jacket. Doing this keeps you accountable for what you own, and keeps what you own from owning you.
4. Develop a seasonal system.
Make a point each season to notice what you have and haven’t used. It’s time to purge whatever you no longer need. When you do this on a regular basis, you develop your own clear the clutter system that will help you all year long. You don’t just clean your house once and you’re done you need to clean weekly if not daily, the same goes with keeping your house free of clutter.
5. Focus on a strategic approach.
Breaking the process of clearing the clutter down into manageable pieces takes out overwhelm. That’s why I have my 15 min challenges. Tackling everything all at once can be defeating. Put a plan in place so that you know exactly what needs to be done and when. Try to declutter and organize one little section at a time to give yourself small wins so that you will have the energy to tackle the bigger projects like the garage.
6. Divide your possessions into four categories.
The process of clearing the clutter is simple. There are four categories: